General Session V – Road Map to Disaster Management

General Session V – Road Map to Disaster Management

While the Caribbean has known its share of loss and tragedy from disasters, the region continues to pursue enhanced resiliency to transcend …times. Undoubtedly, with a heavy reliance on the natural environment as the nucleus for sustainable tourism development, it is understood that disasters of any kind can undermine decades of progress almost instantaneously.

This penultimate session seeks to chart the process of crafting well-defined disaster management protocols that span from pre-impact readiness, to asset protection through insurance coverage, and access to finance for adequate response mechanisms at ‘ground zero’, with the aim of creating an enabling environment for disaster relief and recovery through strong ties with regional and international development partners.